Subject: Flats In High Raise Apartments to be covered by BWSSB under Tariff 36(I)
As of now BWSSB has clubbed the subject flats under bulk consumers and is charging them under Tariff clause 36(IA) as under.
(A) At a flat rate of Rs.22 per Kilo Liter consumption of water /month.
(B) Sanitary amount at the rate of Rs. 100 / flat or 25% of water consumption charges whichever is more.
(C) Additional sanitary charges of Rs.100 / flat towards supplementing of water supply from Bore wells and other sources.
By the above act great injustice has been done to domestic residential flat owners by BWSSB in the matter of water and sanitary tariff. This is most unfair and unreasonable. It needs to be removed/ undone at the earliest. The resolution to the problem lies in shifting these consumers from Tariff clause 36(IA) and covering them under36(I). In this direction the following suggestions could be considered. The points below justify this proposed action.
So long as the Flats in these Apartments, are used for residential purposes, have garden area less than 40% of site area on which Apartment is built and have domestic water and sewerage connections supplemented by water supply form Bore wells and other sources the following hold good.
1. According to rational thinking bulk consumers are those who as single entity like industries, BIAL, Transport corporation, private hospitals etc who consume water beyond certain limit/month. Merely because of the reason that an Apartment contains a number of residential flats, it cannot be categorized as bulk consumer. If it is in order residential houses in a colony or in a layout should also be grouped as bulk consumer.
2.As a matter of fact Flat owners in high raise Apartments, by going in for a single connection one for water and the other for sewerage in a combined manner in the name of the Apartment, have done a great favor to BWSSB. Otherwise BWSSB would have been required to provide as many connecti